Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Benita “Time For A Change” (Athens Of The North)

via AOTN: You probably don’t know this disco banger. There is about four or five known copies on 7″, and everyone who has a copy has been keeping it quiet. I first heard it from David Haffner about 4 years ago and had been after it since then. Time For …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Raw Soul Express “Best Kept Secret” (AOTN & Symphoncal Records)

Athens Of The North and Symphoncal Records are proud to present the long lost Raw Soul Express LP in a special limited vinyl only release. Mastered personally from the original tapes with love. Best Kept Secret by Raw Soul Express If you don’t know what this is then you’re in …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Anubis “Ecology” (1972, Athens Of The North)

via JUNO: The Bobby Hamilton Quintet Unlimited paid homage to the Greek gods in the ’70s with this unique one-off offering. “Ecology” is a sweet, rolling soul slice with glistening guitars and a velvet almost Sun-Ra style jazz aesthetic. “Anubis” is more of a driving, evocative Troubleman-style groove with vocals …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco

BAB “Party & Get On Down” (1976)

via Athens Of The North: One of the best mid-tempo disco rarities (and we mean rare) to come out of the Deepfunk scene. When Keb Darge first played “Party & Get On Down” in the early 2000s in Soho it put a few noses out of joint as it was …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Penny Goodwin “Too Soon You’re Old” (1974)

via Athens of the North: Here we have for the first time, the full version of the Jazz-Funk classic LP track ‘Too Soon Your Old’ cut to 45, essential! Penny Goodwin grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin singing in church with Al Jarreau, doing weddings, talent competitions and bar mitzvahs. When …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Rasputin’s Stash “Hidden Stash”

via Athens of the North: It’s a big one, a third previously unreleased Raspuitins Stash LP, half of which was thought to be lost. Just recently it turned up in a Chicago warehouse and we managed to get out hands on it. Then with the blessing of Paul Coleman we …

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